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Music History on the Yonge Street Strip
Discover Yonge Street’s music history, beginning in the 1950s. This tour visits the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar's Tavern, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more. Note: This is an exterior tour only.
Bonus: Tour is developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto’s music history.
Co-Presented with: Nicholas Jennings and Downtown Yonge BIA
Start Point: 2 Queen Street East (NW corner of Queen and Victoria)
End Point: Maple Leaf Gardens (Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre - 50 Carlton)
**please note, the start/end points have been updated since our tour brochure went to print. The correct information is listed here.
This tour is offered free through our partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA.
Photo credit: "Town Tavern Sign" is used courtesy of York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC08130